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59. Then took they up vant whom I have chosen: that ye Stones to cast at him : but may know and BELIEVE me, and

understand that I AM HE. Jesus hid himself, and went

11. I, even I am the LORD, and out of the Temple, going beside me there is NO SAVIOUR. through the midst of them, saved, and I have thewed, when and to paffed by

there was no strange God among

you: therefore ye are my Winelfes, faith the Lord, that I Am God.

13. Yea, before the Day was, I AM HE ; and there is none that can deliver out of my Hand : 1 will work, and who shall let it?

14. Thus faith the Lord your REDEEMER, the HOLY ONE of Israel,

15. I am the Lorn, your Holy One, the Creator of Israel, your KING.

25. I, even I am he that BLOTTETH our thy Tranfgressions, for mine own sake, and will not remember thy Sins.

See Page 1. Of the Divinity of our Saviour.


Christ avows himself to be the Messiah

represented by the Propbets under the Emblem of a Shepherd; and by this Parable describes the Pastoral Office

, and gives the Chara&ter of false Teach


X. I.

John V Erily, verily I say unto you, He that entreth not

by the Door into the Sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the fame is a Thief and a Robber.

2. But he that entreth in by the Door, is the Shepherd of the Sheep.

3. To him the Porter openeth ; and the Sheep hear his Voice: and he calleth his own Sheep by name, and leadesh them out.

4. And when he putteth forth his own Sheep, he goeth before them, and the Sheep follow him: for they know his Voice.

5. And a Stranger will they not follow, but will flee from hin: for they know not the Voice of Strangers.

6. This Parable spake Jefus unto them: but they underitood not what Things they were which he fpake un:0 them.


7. Then


7. Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily I say unto you, I am the Door of the SHEEP.

8. All that ever came before me, are Thieves and Robbers : but the sheep did not hear them.

9. I am the Dook : by me if any Man enter in, he shall be SAVED, and shall go in and out, and find Pasture.

10. The Thief cometh not but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy : I am come, that they might have Life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

(a) Psalm xxiii, 1. The Lord is 11. I (a) am the GOOD my SHEPHERD, I shall not want.

2. He maketh me to lie down in SHEPHERD : the good Shep- green Pastures : he leadeth me beherd giveth his Life for the fide the still Waters. SHEEP.

3: He restoreth my Soul : he

leadeth me in the Paths of Righ12. But (6) he that is an teousness for his Name's fake. HIRELING, and not the Shep- 4. Yea though I walk through herd, whose own the Sheep the VALLEY of the Shadow of are not, seeth the Wolf com- thou art with me, thy Rod and thy ing, and leaveth the Sheep, Staff comfort me. and Aeeth : and the Wolf s. Thou preparest a Table before catcheth them, and scatter- thou anointest my Head with Oil,

me in the Presence of my Enemies : eth the Sheep

my Cup runneth over. 13. The Hireling fleeth, 6. Surely GOODNESS and MERbecause he is an Hireling, and cx hall follow me all the Days of

my Life : and I will dwell in the careth not for the Sheep. . House of the Lord for ever.

14. I am the Good Shep. Ps. 1xxx, 1. Give ear, O SherHERD, and know my Sheep, Joseph like a Frock, thou chat dwel

HERD of Ifrael, thou that leadelt and am KNOWN of mine.

leit between the Cherubims, shine 15. As the Father knoweth forth.

Ifai. xl. 11. He shall feed his me, even so know I the fa

Flock like a SHEPHERD : he shall ther : and I lay down my gather the Lambs with his Arm, Life for the Sheep.

and carry them in his Bosom, and 16. And other Sheep. I fhall gently lead those that are with

young. have, which are not of this

Chap. liii. 6. All we like SHEET Fold: them also I muft bring, have gone astray; we have turned and they shall hear my Voice; every one to his own way, and the

Lord hath laid on him the INIQUI: and there shall be one Fold,

ty of us all. and one Shepherd.

7. He was oppressed, and he was 17. Therefore doth

my AFFLICTED, yet he opened not his Father Love me, becaufe 1 Mouth : He is brought as a LAMB

to the Slaughter, and as a SHEEP lay down my Life, that I before her Shearer is dumb, fo he might take it again.

Openeth not his Mouth. 18. No Mantaketh it from

(6) Ezek. xxxiv. 1. And the Word

of the Lord came unto me, saying, me, but I lay it down of my

2. Son of Man, prophesy againit felf:





my Father.

self: I have power to lay it the SHEPHERDS of Israel, prophely down, and I have power to Lord God unto the shepherds, Wo

and say unto them, Thus faith the take it again. This Com- be to the Shepherds of Israel that mandment have I received of do feed themselves : should not the

Shepherds feed the FLOCKS?

10. Behold, I am against the Shep19. There was a Division herds, and I will require my Flock therefore again among the at their Hand, and cause them to Jews for these Sayings.

cease from feeding the Flock, nei

ther shall the Shepherds feed them20. And many of them feives any more; for I will deliver said, He hath a Devil, and my Flock from their Mouth, that is mad; why hear ye him?

they may not be Meat for them.

ii. For thus faith the Lord God, 21. Others faid, These are Behold, I, even I will both search not the Words of himn that my Sheep, and seek them out. hath a Devil: Can a Devil

23. And I will set up ONE SHEPopen the Eyes of the Blind ? them, even my Servant David, he

HERD over them, and he shall feed 22. And it was at Jerusa- fhall feed them, and he shall be their lem, the Feast of the Dedica- Shepherd.

24. And I the Lord will be their tion, and it was Winter.

God, and my Servant David a 23. And Jefris walked in Prince among them; I the Lord the Temple in Solomon's have {poken it. Porch.

Ifai. lvi, 10. His WATCHMEN

are blind : they are all ignorant, 24. Then came the Jews they are all dumb Dogs, they canround about him, and said not bark; fieeping, lying down, unto him, How long doft loving to sumber.


Yea, they are greedy Dogs thou make us to doubt? If which can never have enough, and thou be the CHRIST, tell us they are Shepherds that cannot unplainly.

deritand: they all look to their own

, 25; Jesus answered them, Way every one for his Gain, from

his Quarter I told you, and ye BELIEV- 1 Pet. ii, 25. For ye were as Sheep ED not: The Works that I going astray ; but are now returned do in my Father's Name, of your Souls.

unto the SHEPHERI) and Bishop they bear witness of me. Aits xx.28. Take heed therefore 26. But ye BELIEVE not;

unto yourselves, and to all the because ye are not of my Ghost' hath made you Overfeers,

Flock, over the which the HOLY Sheep, as I said unto you. to feed the Church of Gud which he

27.(C) My Sheep hear my hath purchased with his own Blood. Voice, and I know them, and

29. For I know this, that after

my departing thall grievous Wolves they follow me.

enter in among you, not (paring 28.(d) And I give unto them the Flock Eternal Life, and they shall

30. Allo of your own selves shall

Men arisc, speaking perverse things, never PERISH, neither shall

to draw

Disciples after them. any pluck them out of


(c) 2 Tim. 11.19. Nevertheless, the Hand.

Foundation of God ttandeth sure, 29. My Father which gave Eth those that are his.

having this Scal, The Lord KNOWthem (d) Phil. i. 6. Being confident of




them me, is greater than all: this very thing, that he which hath and none is able to pluck them begun a Good Work in you, will

perform it until the Day of Jes14 out of


Father's Hand. 30. I and my FATHER 2 Pet. i. 10. Wherefore the ra

ther, Brethren, give Diligence to ARE ONE.

make your CALLING and ELEC31. Then the Jews took tion Ture: for if ye do these up Stones again to stone him. Things, ye shall never FALL:

11. For so an Entrance shall be 32. Jesus answered them,

ministred unto you abundantly, into Many Good Works have I the everlasting KINGDOM of our Shewed you from my Fa- Lord and Saviour Felix Christ. ther; for which of these Jude 24. Now unto him that is

ABLE to keep you from FALLING, Works do ye stone me?

and to prelent you taultless before 33. The Jews answered the Presence of his Glory with exhim, saying, For a good ceeding Joy,

25. To the only wise Gop our Work we stone thee


SAVIOUR, be Glory and Majesty, for Blasphemy, and because. Dominion and Power, both now that thou, being a Man, mak- and ever. Amen.

Heb. xii. 20. Now the God of est thy self-God.

Peace, that brought again from the 34. Jesus answered them, Dead' our Lord Jeliu, that great Is it not written in your Law, SHEPHERD of the SHEEP, through I said, Ye are Gods ?

the Blood of the everlaiting Cove35. If he called them Gods,

21. Make you perfect in every unto whom the WORD of good work to do his Will, work. God came, and the Scripture ing in you that which is well pleaf

in cannot be broken :

Chrift; to whom be Glory for ever 36. Say ye of him, whom and ever. Amen. the Fatherhath fanctified, i Pet. v. 2. Feed the Flock of and sentinto the World, Thou the Overlight thereof, not by Con

God which is among you, taking blafphemeft; because I said, itraint, but wilLINORY; not for I am the Son of God? filthy Lucre, but of a ready Mind;

3. Neither as being Lords over 37. If I do not the Works

God's Heritage, buc being Enfammy Father, BELIEVE me ples to the Flock. not.

4. And when the Chief Shrp38. But if I do, though

HERD shall appear, ye shall receive

a Crown of Glory that fadeth not ve BELIEVE not me, BELIEVE away. the Works : that ye may know, and believe that the Father is in me, and I in him.

39. Therefore they fought again to take him, but he escaped out of their Hand:

40. And went away again beyond Jordan, into the Place where fohn at first baptized; and there he abode.

41. And many resorted unto him, and faid, John did no Miracle: but all things that fohi spake of this Man were true,

42. And many believed on him there. CHRIST's



CHRIST's Answer to the Pharisees Quef

tion about paying Tribute to Cefar.

[Mr.] AN

Matt. xxii. 15. Mark xii. 12. Luke xx. 20.

ND [M.) then the Pharisees [Mr.] left him,

and went their way, [M.] and took Counsel how they might intangle him in his talk. [L.] And they watched him, and sent forth Spies' which should feign themselves just Men, [Mr.) certain of the Pharisees [ 11.] theis Disciples, with the Herodians, [Mr.] to catch him in his Words, and (L.] that they might take hold of his Words, that so they might deliver him unto the Power and Authority of the Governour. [Mr.) And when they

. were come, (L.) they asked him, [M.] saying [Mr.] unto him, [M] Master, we know that thou art true, [m.] that thou sayest and teachelt rightly, (Mr.] and carelt for no Man; for thou regardeft not the Person of Men, (L.) neither accepteít thou the Perfon, (Mr.] but teacheit the Way of God in Truth. [M] Tell us therefore, What thinkeit thou, [L] Is it lawful for us to give Tribute unto Cefar, or no ?- [ Nr.] Shall we give, or Shall we not give ? [M] But Fes15 perceived their Wickedness, and [Mr.] knowing their Hypocrisy, [...] he perceived their Čraftinefs, and said unto them, [11.] Why Tempt ye me, ye HYPOCRITES? [Mr.] Bring and [M.] shew me [Mr.] a Peny, [M] the Tribute Money, [Mr.] that I may see it. [M.) And they brought unto him a Peny. And he faith unto them, [L.] Whose Image and Superscription hath it? [M.] Whose is this Image and Superscription ? (Mr.] And [...] they answered and said [Mr.] unto him, Cesar's Jesus answering, faid unto them, [M]Render(a) there- (a) Rom. xiii. 1. Let every Soul fore unto Cefar, the Things

be SUBJECT unto the higher Pow.

ers. For there is no Power but of which are Cefar's ; and un- God: the Powers that be, are orto God, the Things that are dained of God. God's. And when they had

2. Whosoever therefore reliftech

the Power, relisteth the Ordinance heard these Words, [Mr.] of God; and they that RESIST, they marvelled at him : (L.] Mall receive to themselves DAM NA: And they could not take hold TION of his Words before the Peo

3. For Rulers are not a Terror to GOOD Works, but to che Evil.

7. Ren


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